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Stockton University became the newest institution for higher learning in New Jersey on February 18, 2015, when its name officially changed from a college to a university.

Founded in 1969, Stockton University has held different names, but has kept the same mission: excellence in teaching, dedication to learning, and a tradition of community service. Stockton had been known at various times as Richard Stockton State College, Stockton State, and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Since its founding, Stockton University has remained committed to its mission of excellence in teaching, support of scholarship, and dedication to service. We pursue these goals through an interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides students with a high-quality, diverse educational experience – at a variety of levels.  

Stockton University proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. The main campus in Galloway, New Jersey includes over 2,000 pristine acres within the Pinelands National Reserve, and is home to two beautiful lakes, scenic nature paths, and wildlife indigenous to the region. 

With an impressive variety of programs of study, and 8,700 students, Stockton University has become a highly-regarded institution in the northeast U.S. 
Ranked once again in the top tier of the Best Regional Colleges and Universities of the North (America's Best Colleges for 2016) by U.S. News and World Report, Stockton is among this category's top 12 public institutions.  

Stockton University is committed to building a community that values differences of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, ability or disability. Stockton University accepts their responsibility to create and preserve an environment that is free from prejudice and discrimination.

A diverse university environment is also necessary for students to gain a greater understanding of themselves. This process of self-discovery requires that students interact in a safe, respectful and affirming environment with people--faculty and staff as well as other students--who have different life experiences than their own. This interaction teaches that people are individuals who cannot be characterized by stereotypes and overgeneralizations.

Recognizing and understanding the significance of our similarities and differences will ultimately foster appreciation for others and enrich the individual, the campus, online classroom, and the community at large.

 

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